BABY BOY: Congratulations to John and Andrea Egan on the birth of their first child , a bouncing baby boy called Lucas Desmond. John originally from Newtowncashel and his beautiful wife Andrea live in Queensland now. Best wishes are also extended to the very happy proud grandparents Claire and Des on the arrival of their first grandchild.
It is with regret that we record the sad and untimely death of Rose Stapleton, Clonmore and formerly from Co Armagh. Rose (nee More) and]
her husband Paddy reared a large family of whom she was immensely proud. Rose was a hard working lady but always had time for a chat and to lend a helping hand to neighbours and friends. Rose will be sadly missed by many people most especially by her husband Paddy daughters Caitriona Dympna and Dolores sons Martin Dominic Padraig and Dermot and beloved grandchildren, relatives and many friends to whom we offer our deepest sympathy. Roses funeral took place in St Patrick's Church Killashee and burial in Ballinakill Cemetery. May her soul rest in peace.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Sr Philomena Kane Claremorris and formerly of Clonbearla whose funeral took place last week. May her soul rest in peace.
St Brigids GAA football club recently held their annual general meeting in the clubhouse. The meeting was attended by a large crowd which is very encouraging. The committee elected for 2011 is as follows. President Mr Tommy Killian; vice presidents Mrs Margaret Duffy; Mr Denis Skelly; Mr Peter Loftus, Mr Willie Donlon , Mr Mel Fallon,, Mr Liam Gouldsbury;chairman Mr George McDermott; vice chairman Mr Owen Johnson;secretary Miss Jacinta Fallon; asst secretary Mr Ger Evans; treasurer Mr Damien Edgeworth; asst treasurers Mr Liam Farrell and Mr Des McPartland; PRO Mr Ronan Skelly; Development officer Mr Alec McCloughery; Mr James Edgeworth; Mr Derek Steele; Irish language & youth officer Mr Tony Dooner;Co board delegate Mr Liam Farrell ; Mr George McDermott; Mr Tony McKiernan. We wish the new committee all the best for the coming year and say a big thank you to Bosco Skelly, Eddie Flynn and Michael Skelly, all of whom stepped down from their positions after several years of dedicated service. The annual dinner dance will take place on Saturday 5th February in the rugby club. Music by Sean Brennan and tickets at 25 euro can be purchased from any committee member.
The local lotto draw was held on Sunday night last. Numbers drawn were 1,14, 16, 19. There was no jackpot winner. 40 euro winner was Francis Dolan; 20 euro each went to Ann Lynch, Ronan Skelly, Teresa Dooner. The next draw will be held in the Camlin Bar Clondra for a jackpot of 13440 euro on Sunday 30th January. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
The Disabled people of Longford recently held their church gate collection . The amount raised in Killashee was 156.28 euro for which the DPOL are very grateful.
A meeting will be held in the clubhouse Killashee on Friday 28th January at 8pm to select members for the U8 U10 U12 U14 and U16 football teams. All mentors will be from Killashee area and will join the Newtowncashel mentors as Southern gaels later in the year. All parents are invited to this important meeting.
Well done to David Dolan, Derryohill and his fellow band members David Dunleavy, Francis Flood and Jerome Kilbride who got through to the semi final of the youth factor competition which is taking place in the Temperance Hall on Saturday 29th January.The band is called Dutch Courage and they need you to come along and support them on the night and most importantly to vote for them. We wish them continued good luck.